Uncertain Times

For all of us control freaks there’s two words that can really mess up our world that we love to micro-manage. Uncertain Times! 

I write this as I’m sitting in a hospital room next to my aging father not knowing what tomorrow holds for him.

Uncertain times are all around us. In our families, in our country and in our world!  As you read this some of you are in the valley of decision, and your home is divided because everything in your future seems so uncertain.

Please allow me to share a few things with you that will help you in uncertain times. If you focus on these things your circumstances might not change overnight, but you can have peace instead of confusion and faith where there’s been fear.

Remember the promises of God!  You are the “sheep of his pasture”, and my friend God will care and provide for you! He will never leave you or forsake you! That’s a promise!

Don’t abandon the principles of God. “Seek first the Kingdom of God….”

(Matthew 6:33) God will be nothing but first in your life.  It’s an unchanging principle of God. But when He’s first there’s a promise of provision.

Trust the process. Philippians 1:6 tells us that what God started in you he will finish.  God is not a quitter. So don’t quit on God, he is working, even when you don’t see it or feel it.

Re-visit the purpose of God for your life. If you don’t know your purpose, ask God.  In uncertain times He still has a purpose for your life. And remember, according to Romans 8:28 God is working all things for your good.  He’s just that good!

Stay connected to the people around you. Your Heavenly Father is relational, and he’s connected you with others for a purpose!  Refuse the temptation to isolate yourself!

Enjoy God’s presence. Our Savior Jesus Christ has made it possible for you and me to boldly enter God’s presence in a time of need and receive His grace and mercy.

What’s so beautiful about this is that our Creator has never had an uncertain day! He knows the events of your life, today and tomorrow. When you spend time with Him the God of peace gives you peace that passes all understanding.

With God’s peace you can walk though uncertain times with confidence and courage!